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KikuyuEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Swahili kibao.[1]

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

This a is pronounced long.[1]
As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, mbembe, kiugo, and so on.

NounEdit

kĩbaũ class 7 (plural ibaũ)

  1. board[1]
Related termsEdit

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See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

This a is pronounced long.[1]
As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, mbembe, kiugo, and so on.

NounEdit

kĩbaũ class 7 (plural ibaũ)

  1. (Northern) serval cat (Leptailurus serval)[3][1]
    Synonym: kĩrũũmi
  2. cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)[2]
    Synonyms: nginaraco, nginyaraca, kanyũtũ, kĩrũũmi
See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 baũ” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 26. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kingdon, Jonathan (1977). East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, Volume III Part A (Carnivores), p. 396. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. →ISBN
  3. ^ Barlow, A. Ruffell (1960). Studies in Kikuyu Grammar and Idiom, p. 257.